Bbc Myanmar News today 2015The Bbc Myanmar News today 2015
Myanmar's groundbreaking 2015 election declared
The Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy has won a landslide in Myanmar after the parliamentary election on 8 November. This does not mean that Myanmar has full democratic power. The Hluttaw (Parliament) did not have all available places. Were we expecting Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday parties to go so well?
The NLD won 392 of the 492 available places in 1990, 52 of them. Surprisingly, the NLD did so in the countryside (where the army had supported the USDP to gain seats) and also in ethnically diverse areas such as Kachin, where populations were expecting smaller identity-based political groups to do well.
What is the procedure for electing the next chairman? First, the Hluttaw is divided into three groups: the electors of the House of Commons, the electors of the House of Lords and the non-electors of the Armed Forces. Every group proposes one nominee and then the three will be put to a single voting meeting attended by all two chambers' electors and non-electors.
However, a 2016 presidential election would take an unbelievable turn for the army and will be a long way off. And if not Suu Kyi, then who? Mr Aung San Suu Kyi did not give much indication that he was a civil member of her group. As Suu Kyi has already said she will stand "above" the presidency, she will probably elect someone who will be loyally with her rather than someone with a personal view of Myanmar's own destiny.
How mighty is the Yankee leader? The Hluttaw as an important politic power was one of the topics of the last five years.
This is Ko Nay Lin: BBC journalist from Myanmar to file appeals
One BBC journalist, who was detained in Myanmar for three month with forced labor, will file an appeals against his conviction. An attorney for the journalist said his client accidentally injured the mate as he tried to help a demonstrator who had been bumped from a motorcycle. BBC said it was working with his attorney to defend his appointment.
Protesters marched from Mandalay to Yangon, the capital of Myanmar (also known as Burma) to demonstrate against a bill that restricted academia. Military patrols halted the demonstrations and scores of protesters were detained and indicted.